NTI Citizenship Special Prize

The mission of the National Transformation Initiative is to promote and facilitate personal development and transformation among individuals in Barbados. We achieve this through comprehensive training, upskilling, and lifelong learning opportunities. Our overarching goal is to equip every Barbadian citizen with the knowledge, skills, and values essential for fostering good character and competence within a SMART Barbados that actively engages with the digital world.


In the pursuit of our mission, the NTI is actively encouraging all Barbadians to explore and embrace their national identity, and to contemplate what it truly means to be a Bajan while contributing to the ongoing development of Mission Barbados. In alignment with these objectives, as initially discussed with you last year, we propose to introduce the “NTI Citizenship Special Prize” category for NIFCA 2023. Under this category, participants will be invited to create artistic pieces across seven distinct categories: Dance, Music, Film, Theatre, Literary, Culinary and Visual Arts. The theme for these entries will revolve around an individual’s interpretation of what it means to be an active citizen of Barbados.


Additionally, a special prize will be awarded for a Person with Disabilities who fulfils the eligibility criteria and attains the highest ranking across any or all seven categories.


The total value of the prizes offered under the “NTI Citizenship Special Prize” is $15,000.


To ensure that participants have a comprehensive understanding of the concept of citizenship, they must enrol in and complete, at a minimum, the Course Essentials component of the NTI Citizenship Course which can be accessed online at the following link: https://training.nti.org.bb/citizenship/. This eLearning course is designed to be completed at one’s own pace and convenience, and the full course only takes approximately 13 hours to finish. The Citizenship Course, like all courses on the NTI Learning Management System, is provided free of charge to all Barbadian citizens.


The course focuses on various aspects of our civic responsibilities and rights as citizens. It equips participants with the tools required to enhance communication, collaboration, and active engagement in community, church, and country. Additionally, it aids individuals in exploring personal goals, assessing their skills, comprehending the functioning of our government, and understanding the roles and responsibilities of our official leaders. Ultimately, the course delves into the very essence of being a Barbadian and what it signifies for Barbados to be a Republic.



Being The Best Bajan


On finishing these group courses you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion

Who are these Courses For?

This course is for all Barbadians from 13 years and up. It would be beneficial to persons who are self-employed, unemployed, underemployed and prospective entrepreneurs. If you own a business or are an executive this course can also be advantageous. If you are a student, work as a volunteer, are a member of a church, a community group or sports club, this course can also be of benefit.


This course will equip every Barbadian with the knowledge, skills and values needed to be citizens of good character and competence in a SMART Barbados that is engaging with a digital world.

The course is designed to help participants gain self-confidence and a better understanding of their place in society. Through the use of various learning tools, participants will:

  1. discover how to assess their skills and chart a path to their desired goals;
  2. understand the importance of integrity and striving for excellence as key elements to accomplish their goals;
  3. build self-awareness as they learn the necessary skills to communicate and work well with others;
  4. understand the importance of respectful and positive interactions that improve relationships at home, at work and in our communities.

Ultimately, it is designed to help build a strong sense of national identity and what it means to be Bajan contributing to the development of Barbados.

Rules and Eligibility

  • A cash prize of $2,000 will be awarded in each of the seven categories only when the judges deem the entries meet the standard deserving of such recognition.
  • To be eligible for the NTI Citizenship Special Prize, entrants must complete the NTI Citizenship Course and submit their registered email address for validation. A brief description of their interpretation of citizenship and the representation within their submitted piece will also be required.
  • All entrants should review the criteria and dimensions of the NTI Citizenship Special Prize for NIFCA by visiting our website, nti.org.bb and our social media channels @ntistarrbajan.
  • Winners grant consent for their winning entries to be utilised for promotional purposes related to the NTI and the NTI Citizenship Course.
  • A special prize will be presented to a Person with Disabilities meeting the criteria and achieving the highest ranking across any or all seven categories.
  • A representative from the NTI mwill be a member of the judging panel reviewing all entries eligible for the NTI Citizenship Special Prize , and the panel’s decision will be final.

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